Exploring: N-Town, Play 6 (Moses)

Aug 10, 2020, 09:47 AM

An exploratory read through of the N-Town play of Moses

Exploring: The N-Town Play, a slow burn look at a medieval Mystery (sort of) cycle. The N-Town Play comes to us as a single manuscript, but it's a compilation of various different sources - including elements from what looks like a cycle and various other large scale productions focusing on episodes from the Bible.
The journey continues with the Moses play. We haven't done that much on Moses elsewhere in the canon, he's clearly a tricky one to dramatise. He does pop up in Chester - albeit in passing...
https://audioboom.com/posts/2771878-chester-plays-5-1-balaam-and-balak
And the character is in God's Promises by John Bale - here is his scene in isolation - https://audioboom.com/posts/7062086-god-s-promises-by-john-bale-act-4
And he pops up in Three Laws - which we looked at in exploring sessions on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLflmEwgdfKoLwd-aRmg45psh4ORNUpDJf
The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode were Richard Fawcett and Alan Scott – with host, Robert Crighton.
There are various online and purchasable versions available - here's a good one, but is in the original middle English and might put you off - others should be hunted for to taste.
A play text: https://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/sugano-n-town-plays-play-6-moses
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